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Micro tensile testing machines

  1. Feb 5, 2008 #1
    looking to design and hopefully build a micro-tensile tester to test the properties of human hair.

    as part of my uni class I need to design the grippers involved and have a look at non contact extensiometers.

    Could anyone point me in the right direction with some links or books? or even provide some first hand info?

    the problems I can think of atm that I dont have much of an idea how to get about are measurement of the test piece and the fact that the cross sectional area of bio-materials normally reduces dramatically with extension so the could possibly slip out of the grips.

    any help would be very appreciated :)
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  3. Apr 6, 2009 #2
    Hi there
    Even i am doing a very similar project. Could you please help me with it.

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